List of Presidents of India: The President of India is the head of the country and is considered the First Citizen of India. Since, the Independence of India, there have been 15 Presidents in India (as of October 2023). Presidents of India are elected by the electoral college constituted of elected members of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Sabha. The Newly Appointed President of India is Shrimati Draupadi Murmu as she took her Presidential Oath on 25th July 2022 in front of the Chief Justice of India. Check out the following article to find the List of Presidents of India and various other relevant and important information about the President of India.
Who is the President?
The President of India is the head of the country. The President of India is considered to be the First Citizen of India. Referring to Article 60 of the Constitution, the President’s duty is to uphold, defend, and preserve the Constitution of India and the Law. Another primary duty of the President of India is to appoint the Chief Justice of India and other Supreme Court Judges on the advice of the Chief Justice of India. His/Her decision is made and acted upon on the advice of the Council of Ministers.
Who is the Current President of India?
The Current President of India is Shrimati Draupadi Murmu. She is the 15th President of India. Born in Mayurbhanj, Odisha on 20 June 1958, Shrimati Draupadi Murmu is a politician and former teacher. Shrimati Draupadi Murmu is the second Female President of India.
Eligibility for Appointment of President
The candidates who are to contest the Election of President must be citizens of India and should be at least 35 years old according to Article 58 of the Constitution of India. The candidates must be a Member of the Lok Sabha. The Presidential Candidates will be disqualified if he/ she holds an office of profit under the Government of India or the State Government.
Tenure of the President of India
The President of India is elected for a 5-year tenure. They are responsible for heading the country for 5 years and then they have to step down from their post and responsibilities. While they are President of India, they reside in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Once their tenure is complete they have to move out of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. After retirement, The Ex-Presidents of India receive pensions and some other benefits like rent-free housing and so on.
List of All Presidents of India
Here is the list of all the Presidents of India since independence. Check out the name of the Presidents and their tenure for further information. Dr Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India. The Current President of India is Draupadi Murmu.
|List of Presidents of India|
|Dr Rajendra Prasad||26 Jan 1950- 13 May 1962|
|Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13 May 1962- 13 May 1967|
|Dr Zakir Hussain||13 May 1967- 3 May 1969|
|V.V.Giri||24 Aug 1969- 24 Aug 1974|
|Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad||24 Aug 1974- 11 Feb 1977|
|Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||25 July 1977- 25 July 1982|
|Giani zail Singh||25 July 1982- 25 July 1987|
|R.Venkataraman||25 July 1987- 25 July 1992|
|Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma||25 July 1992- 25 July 1997|
|K.R. Narayanan||25 July 1997- 25 July 2002|
|Dr A P.J. Abdul Kalam||25 July 2002- 25 July 2007|
|Pratibha Devisingh Patil||25 July 2007- 25 July 2012|
|Pranab Mukherjee||25 July 2012- 25 July 2017|
|Ramnath Kovind||25 July 2017- 25 July 2022|
|Draupadi Murmu||She had taken oath on 25 July as the 15 President of India.|
Draupadi Murmu won the presidential election on 21 July 2022 and she took the oath on 25 July 2022 in front of Chief Justice of India. She is the first-ever tribal woman as its President in India. Before the President, she served as governor of Jharkhand. Draupadi Murmu 71.79 per cent votes in Presidential Election 2022. She would be the 15th president of India.
Facts About Presidents of India
Here are some of the interesting facts about the Presidents of India.
- The longest-serving President of India is Dr Rajender Prasad also being the First President of India. He was the President for two terms from 1952 to 1962.
- Pratibha Patil was the first woman president of India.
- Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the youngest President of India. He was also the first Chief of Andhra Pradesh.
- Zakir Hussain was the shortest-serving President of India from 13th May 1967 – 3rd May 1969 and he passed away in an office.
- Ramaswamy Venkataraman was a recipient of ‘Tamra Patra’ for his struggle and contribution to the Freedom Movement of India.
- Draupadi Murmu is the Second Female President of India and the First Tribal- Female President of India.